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  • Funeral Service for Ben Bradlee
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    Funeral Service for Ben Bradlee

    A funeral service was held for former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee. Mr. Bradlee led the paper during the Watergate scandal and the paper’s publishing of the “Pentagon Papers.” The…

  • Life and Career of Ben Bradlee
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    Life and Career of Ben Bradlee

    Mr. Bradlee, retiring executive editor of The Washington Post, discussed his more than fifty years with that newspaper. He commented on the Watergate scandal, which established the reputation of the Post through the…

  • Ben Bradlee and Bob Woodward on the Watergate Story
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    Ben Bradlee and Bob Woodward on Watergate

    Washington Post journalists Ben Bradlee and Bob Woodward talked about the Watergate political scandal and the fallout for President Nixon. They recounted how the story unfolded and revealed the behind-the-scenes events that…

  • Book Discussion with Ben Bradlee on emA Good Lifeem
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    A Good Life

    Ben Bradlee talks about his memoir, A Good Life: Newspapering and Other Adventures, published by Simon and Schuster.

  • emThe Best and the Brightestem
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    The Best and the Brightest

    Mr. Halberstam was interviewed by Ben Bradlee about the influence of his 1973 book about how America became involved in Vietnam, The Best and the Brightest, published in a 20th anniversary…

  • 50th Anniversary of Polio Vaccine
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    50th Anniversary of Polio Vaccine

    Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of the Washington Post, and Anna Roosevelt, granddaughter of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, talked about the 50th anniversary of the Salk polio…

  • Watergate Revisited
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    Watergate Revisited

    On the thirtieth anniversary of the Watergate break-in which eventually led to President Nixon’s resignation, Mr. Woodward and Mr. Bradlee talked about the scandal, its impact on both…

  • Discussion on Watergates Impact on Journalism
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    Watergate, Media, and the Future of Journalism

    Ben Bradlee talked about his career and how the news industry has changed since the Nixon presidency and the Watergate scandal. Students from the University of Denver, George Mason…

  • emMy Paper Chaseem Book Party
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    My Paper Chase Book Party

    Sir Harold Evans was shown attending a party at the British ambassador’s residence for the publication of his autobiography, My Paper Chase: True Stories of Vanished Times (Little, Brown and…

  • emWashingtonem Publication Party
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    Washington: Publication Party

    A party was held to celebrate the posthumous publication of Meg Greenfield’s book Washington, published by PublicAffairs. Meg Greenfield was a Pulitzer Prize winning editorial writer for The Washington…

  • Power and the Presidency Richard Nixon
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    Power and the Presidency: Richard Nixon

    Mr. Bradlee talked about the career and presidency of Richard Nixon. He focused on the personality of Nixon and his relationship with the press. He also talked about the 1960 presidential…

  • Art Buchwald Memorial Service
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    Art Buchwald Memorial Service

    A memorial service was held for humorist Art Buchwald. Media luminaries, dignitaries, family and friends eulogized Buchwald with warm and funny stories about his wit, love, generosity, and…

  • National Press Foundation Awards Dinner
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    National Press Foundation Awards Dinner

    National Press Foundation 2007 Annual Awards Dinner honored journalists who have been killed, injured and kidnapped covering war zones. Also, the Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award was…

  • Power and the Presidency
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    Power and the Presidency

    Mr. Beschloss moderated a panel who spoke about how presidents wielded their power. They recounted personal experiences with various presidents, related the different personal styles of…

  • How Can News Media Recover Public Trust
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    How Can News Media Recover Public Trust?

    During the first annual Louis A. Borrelli, Jr. Media Summit, a panel discussion titled “Why Don’t We Trust the News Media? How Can the News Media Recover Public Trust?” was held. Panelists…

  • Annual Helen Thomas Award Dinner
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    Annual Helen Thomas Award Dinner

    The American News Women’s Club bestowed the “ANWC Helen Thomas Award for Excellence in Journalism” upon husband-and-wife journalists Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn at its annual award dinner and roast.…

  • State of Journalism
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    State of Journalism

    Ms. White moderated a discussion on the state of journalism. Among the topics addressed were accuracy in reporting, the state of business competition in the television news industry, and…

  • emWhen Presidents Lieem
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    When Presidents Lie

    The first installment in the fall 2004 Aspen Book Series featured author and columnist Eric Alterman talking about his book When Presidents Lie: A History of Official Deception and Its Consequences, published by…

  • National Press Foundation Awards Dinner
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    National Press Foundation Awards Dinner

    The National Press Foundation hosted its twenty-first annual awards dinner at the Washington Hilton. Introductory and acceptance speeches were made, and a number of awards were given.…

  • The Twentieth Century
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    The Twentieth Century

    The panelists discussed the nature of the last 100 years and whether the “American century” of U.S. prominence has ended. The panelists took questions from the audience after the discussion…

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